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thinkALONG! 15th August

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Shloka Shankar


Please note:


Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's monthly journal -- haikuKATHA, each month.


Poets are requested to post poems that adhere to the prompts/exercises given.


Only 1 poem to be posted in 24 hours. Total 2 poems per poet are allowed each week (numbered 1,2). So, revise your poems till 'words obey your call'.


If a poet wants feedback, then the poet must mention 'feedback welcome' below each poem that is being posted.


Responses are usually a mixture of grain and chaff. The poet has to be discerning about what to take for the final version of the poem or the unedited version will be picked up for the journal.


The final version should be on top of the original version for selection.


Poetry is a serious business. Give you best attempt to feature in haikuKATHA !!


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midnight snack

a pantry full

of nothing to eat

– Chris Langer

I particularly loved the way the poet has chosen to break his lines in this highly effective and relatable senryu. L3 is the clincher for me as the deliberate enjambment heightens the all-too-familiar scene of raiding the kitchen in the dead of night.


Use a contradictory phrase such as “full of nothing” in a haiku/senryu of your own, and see what you come up with.




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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
19 ago 2023

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the wave leaves her face swathed in moonlight


feedback welcome. #1

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
20 ago 2023
Contestando a

maybe one more image can complete this. just trying to place a word, 'death'.


death her blank face swathed with moonlight


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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
19 ago 2023

Beautiful prompt, Shloka

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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
18 ago 2023

#2 18/8/23 feedback welcome


toddlers wrapped in summer naked



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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
17 ago 2023

#2, revised


once full of lives the empty shells


original


the empty shells once full of lives


feedback please

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
18 ago 2023
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yes, thank you.

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lev hart
lev hart
17 ago 2023

ku #2

maple

seed

your

slow

hurried

fall


[feedback welcome]

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